University of Findlay’s Top Stories of 2022
The University of Findlay’s newsroom is full of stories about campus events, alumni, and community service. As the year comes to a close, we’d like to share University of Findlay’s top stories from 2022.
This year, the University of Findlay was blessed with generosity in April of this year. Billy ’96 and Brenda Watterson donated $6 million to support building the new Watterson Center for Ethical Leadership as part of the University’s Together We Will comprehensive campaign.
The University of Findlay’s College of Health Professions became the first academic program in the United States to incorporate a new augmented reality technology, developed by MediView XR, inc., in their hands-on Sonography Program curriculum. The technology allows students to use computer-powered glasses that project images, such as an ultrasound, on a user’s view of the real world.
Written by UF student Elaine Schaffter, Schaffter shares her story of tragedy, struggles, and support as she attempts to complete her senior year. Classes started in August, but in a matter of weeks, Schaffter lost her grandpa and sister.
University of Findlay students saw a renovation of Henderson Dining Hall this year, with additional dining options, updated stations, and delivery robots.
Bowling Green State University, the University of Findlay, and Owens Community College’s innovative partnership created the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. With more than 20 years of direct experience with economic development, Tim Mayle was appointed Executive Director for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.
Written by University of Findlay student Samantha Adkins, the story of Brent Kahle ’19 is told, highlighting three major decisions that changed his life. Follow Kahle’s story of how UF became his number one school, how getting involved on campus lead to his current career, and how the University of Findlay changed everything.
Haley Kalb ’22 found herself back in the same high school classrooms she once used as a student. Kalb was in her senior year at the University of Findlay, ready to graduate from Findlay’s College of Education. Things took a strange turn when the opportunity to become a long-term substitute teach at her high school alma mater, Buckeye Central High School (BCHS,) in New Washington, Ohio presented itself.
This is the story of Kaleb Gillespie, and his appreciation for the University of Findlay. Gillespie made the trip from Leipsic, OH to the University of Findlay, excited to start his educational journey in the Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHSS) program. To help support Gillespie during his college experience, he was awarded funds from the Billy J. and Brenda Watterson Scholarship Endowment, established in 2013 for students in the EHSS program.
This is the story of coincidental love, involving Perry and Tabitha Wagner. It all started at a 2014 Halloween party when they both coincidentally came dressed as construction workers. What would come after is something they would have never expected.
After 140-years, the University of Findlay launched the public phase of its largest fundraising campaign in school history. Together We Will: The Campaign for the Future of University of Findlay seeks to raise $75 million over a seven year period. The mission of the Together We Will campaign is to develop University of Findlay graduates who serve and lead with purpose, passion, and skill. The primary objectives are to provide affordable education and enrich the student experience.